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circumstances. better luck next time. you're an obama nominee. in fact, so far in this administration, 32 of his nominees have needed cloiture petitions to end filibusters over nominations. that number in the entire bush presidency just 18. there's that old saying justice delayed is justice denied and couldn't be more true right now in the judicial system. might be a political game to republicans in washington but access to the courts matters to americans of all political persuasions across the country and we saw that firsthand this week. joining is professor spencer overton and drew courtney. thanks to you both. >> thanks for having me. >> thank you. >> spencer, i want to start with you and talking about the decisions this week and the vacancies. i know that you've worked on the confirmation process and you know how hard it can be to get these nominees through. but also, the consequences of who gets put on the bench. >> right. and what we have to understand, karen, is how important the d.c. circuit is. it's important for a few reasons. one, it's a feed tore the u.s. supreme court. four current
this rallying cries have intensified in the five years since barack obama raised his right hand and became president of the united states. after all, we didn't hear any of this during the bush administration. no kwqualms about it, there's a racial element to this movement. this resurgence can be seen in the headlines of conservative organizations like heritage action and the family research counc council. it's more than headlines and rhetoric. it's turning into real action at the state level. 20 states have signed laws opting out of the president's health care law. in 37 states laws have been introduced to combat any federal gun legislation. and just this year alone, 30 states have introduced stricter or new voter id laws. joining me now to discuss the history of the resurgence of the states rights movement in this country is sam townhouse "new york times" in the and msnbc contributor james peterson. thank yo thanks to you both. james, when we talk about states rights, people don't realize it's a very dark history. certainly there's the civil war. but then there's also when ronald reagan i
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